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Looking Back Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Looking Back

Please enjoy these Looking Back Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

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Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

Looking back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.
- David Grayson

 

Looking back, I understand that I was teaching myself to write.
- Mary Wesley

Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out
of position as much as I hustled into position since
I really never had any real training.
I was working on instincts alone.
- Jim Evans

When I came back, I wasn't looking past this year.
This is a bonus for me.
I just wish it would have turned out a little better,
but we all don't get what we want all the time.
- Vinny Testaverde

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Looking back on my life, I wish I'd stepped forward
and made a fool of myself more often when I was younger -
because when you do,
you find out you can do it.
- William Sessions

I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking
forward to getting back to the job I love.
- Paula Abdul

When I look back, it was a strange period in my life,
looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and
forming Slayer when I was still 17,
not out of high school.
- Dave Lombardo

When I was a child, I had posters of James Dean in my room.
I was a big admirer of his work and was fascinated
by him living on the edge.
Looking back, my life was kind of the same.
- Boris Becker

I started going back and forth, New York,
London, New York, London.
I wasn't looking back at all.
I was doing tons of jobs.
Working, working, working, working.
- Kate Moss

I was probably 35 when I wrote the first story.
The voice is kind of a mix in that it has a young voice,
but it's also someone who's looking back.
I like that kind of double vision.
- Denis Johnson

Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle race,
with me as the chief obstacle.
- Jack Paar

Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist,
but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty
developed comic strip character.
- Bill Griffith

You can't look back; you have to keep looking forward.
- Lucy Liu

Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive
down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
- Peter Drucker

Looking back, I wince at the careless way I tossed out my opinions.
- Luke Ford

When you have a very hot single there is no reason
why it can't drive album sales.
People fall off and come back on.
I'm looking forward to coming back on with a vengeance.
- Justin Guarini

Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible,
mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances
then you'll never have a winning hand,
and I've no regrets.
- Bernard Cornwell

I don't much like looking back.
- Walter Hill

Looking back on those days and little leaguer,
the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star,
but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder,
that star begins to flicker.
- Wade Boggs

When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief
congressional correspondent in 1991,
I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.
- Adam Clymer

I think the future stopped looking American when you
think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer,
when it started to look more Japanese.
- Iain Banks

Looking back you realize that a very special person
passed briefly through your life-
and it was you.
It is not too late to find that person again.
- Robert Brault

Very quickly, without really looking back or trying,
I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.
- Diane Cilento

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist.
Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
- Jack Nicholson

I'm grateful that the team allowed me back.
I'm looking forward to making it up to them.
- William Green

But there's no point in looking back and saying I was unlucky.
- Jamie Redknapp

It's funny looking at yourself.
You know how it is when you look back at old pictures?
It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14.
- Jennifer Connelly

You know looking back on it now I used the fight and
after the fight as motivation,
to make sure I was going to be the best middleweight
in the world for a long time.
- Marvin Hagler

Reason can be used only when looking critically back.
- Peter D. Mitchell

I'm not a great one for looking back.
- Ian Botham

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter,
but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
- Cat Stevens

I don't like looking back.
- Tommy Shaw

The way I am, I like to look forward instead of looking back.
- Jamie Redknapp

Living the past is a dull and lonely business;
looking back strains the neck muscles,
causing you to bump into people not going your way.
- Edna Ferber

You know, I try not to look back, because looking forward
is so much better than looking backward.
- Jim Bakker

And then, looking back at my first Olympics,
and when the pressure was on, in '94 and '98,
and looking back and going, wow.
I sensed and felt what Brian had gone through.
- Elvis Stojko

When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years,
it was a mistake looking back.
I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think
that was a bad career move.
- Bryan Ferry

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for
eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
- Brigitte Bardot

A racial community provides not only a sense of identity,
that luxury of looking into another's face and seeing yourself reflected back,
but a sense of security and support.
- Wentworth Miller

Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is
as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while
you write a letter to your girl.
- Ernest Hemingway

It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that
our writers are forever looking back with love and
nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
- Anatole Broyard

I'm looking forward to coming back, back to Earth,
the landing, the views.
- Duane G. Carey

I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver.
I never did have to wait tables, though,
so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft.
- Sam Waterston

We all know that looking back only gets you into an
accident because you're going to run into something without seeing it.
- Paul M. Glaser

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every
man the reflection of his own face.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Looking back at all the people I have insulted,
I am mildly surprised that I am still allowed to exist.
- Auberon Waugh

It is always the case that when the Christian looks back,
he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
- Karl Barth

Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and
the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most
important contributions education can make.
- Paul Berg

I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic.
I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen
and the subject wasn't just looking back at you.
- Annie Leibovitz

It was a great experience for a kid,
because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides,
so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood.
- Corey Feldman

It had been almost 30 years since the LPGA has played in Mexico.
We are definitely looking forward to playing there
next year and also coming back to play in Mexico in a month or so.
- Natalie Gulbis

In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.
- John C. Calhoun

I met Sable when she was 15 and I was 18.
I sent her home to New York while we carried on the tour.
When we got back the police were looking for her at
the airport and everywhere!
- Johnny Thunders

Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me,
I will march straight ahead without looking back.
- Zhu Rongji

I've never looked through a keyhole without finding
someone was looking back.
- Judy Garland

I know people who go back and check themselves,
but it drives me crazy.
Everybody wants to look in the mirror and see Cary
Grant looking back at them,
but that's just not the case.
- Dennis Farina

Looking back, I imagine I was always writing.
Twaddle it was too.
But better far write twaddle or anything,
anything, than nothing at all.
- Katherine Mansfield

I'm just back in line with every other actor looking
for a job right now and keeping my fingers crossed.
- Joe Lando

I have no regrets.
I don't believe in looking back.
What I am proudest of? Working really hard...
and achieving as much as I could.
- Elena Kagan

I am not overlooking any mail.
I'm looking at all of it.
I even wrote back to the Viagra people.
- Randy Newman

This illness made it impossible for me to give my best effort to our audience,
but now that it's been identified, I'm looking forward to a complete,
quick recovery and to get back out there with John as soon as possible.
- Daryl Hall

I think that films or indeed any art work should be
made in a way that they are infinitely viewable;
so that you could go back to it time and time again,
not necessarily immediately but over a space of time,
and see new things in it, or new ways of looking at it.
- Peter Greenaway

I was a bit worried coming back to the Premiership from America,
but I have been pleased with my form,
and the interest I have received has been good for my ego.
I have no worries about my fitness, and I am really
looking forward to the season starting now.
- Richard Gough

I've been going through photos of my mother,
looking back on her life and trying to put it into context.
Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

There are still traces of discrimination against race and gender,
but it's a lot different than when I started out.
It just comes quietly, slowly, sometimes so quietly
that you don't realize it until you start looking back.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

The only real security is not in owning or possessing,
not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping,
even.
Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was,
nor forward to what it might be, but living in the
present and accepting it as it is now.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that
the facts have been far better than the dreams.
In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained,
for our age for our generation, to receive the full
ownership of our inheritance.
- Albert Claude

The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at
the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation,
looking back on it it's called her retirement from
public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.
- Anthony Holden


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